11-07-2019 10:56 AM
I'm using an HP Stream 14-ax0XX with 32 GB of storage but only roughly 5 GB are free. The rest is filled with files that came with laptop and I don't know if I can delete without turning my laptop into an expensive paperweight. Unfortunately, I enjoy playing games and I want to download Skyrim but it requires 13 GB more than I have available. How can I get enough space to download and play the game? Will something like an external hard drive work and, if so, are there any external hard drives that are compatible with my system? I need some options and I don't know enough about computers to figure out what I need (If I knew computers I'd have chosen one that didn't have all but 14% of it's storage capacity already filled).
11-07-2019 12:12 PM
I don't know what is your HP Stream 14-ax0XX (xx can be from 00 to 99). Anyway, it only has 32GB of eMMC which is soldered to the system board therefore you can't increase from there.
It must have SD (or microSD) card reader. You can add SD (or microSD) to its card reader and use this card for files/user data. You may get more problems later when running Windows updates.
Just a question: did you do a research before opening your wallet to buy a machine which ONLY has 32GB eMMC for storage ?
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11-07-2019 12:41 PM
Basically it is not going to be possible and even if you could download it, it would not be playable. There just is not enough room and not enough power.
You can take a look at this article by Expert @Huffer who shows how to gain space and keep the stream kind oo in a functional state.
Hope it helps,
11-07-2019 03:38 PM
Unfortunately, no I didn't do prior research. I'm a bit of an oddity for my generation because I'm in my early 20's and fairly computer illiterate. I can use computers well enough to surf the web and play games on them but not much else. I bought the cheapest one at Walmart which was the only one I could really afford without breaking my bank.
Aside from that my comp does have an SD card slot. Couldn't an external hard drive that plugs into a usb slot work? And how do I find the exact model of Stream I own? I only found as much as I did by googling what is on the box and thought it was the model number.
11-07-2019 03:52 PM
And to the second comment.... I checked that link and read the article but I don't understand much of it so unless there is a step by step guide that breaks it down more simply than that I won't be able to use it unfortunately.